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Category: Ferment for the gut

Kefir Cheese

Did you know…? Milk Kefir can be swapped out for cream cheese in recipes and also made into ice cream! Keifer is a fermented liquid that provides microbiotics to your diet; it can be made in water or milk. Check out these options for tasty and healthy dairy-based food for your family.

Once the milk starts to curdle it will need to be strained through a cheesecloth. Do not forget to remove your Kefir grains…

Ingredients

  • Finished Milk Kefir
  • Cotton bag or cheesecloth for making cheese
  • Bowl

Instructions
How to Make Milk Kefir Cream Cheese

  • Once the whey has separated about 1/4 inch from the milk kefir use a cheesecloth to strain so the kefir can separate from the whey.
  • Hang the cheesecloth above a bowl and drain off whey for 12 hours or until the whey stops dripping.
  • When the kefir is no longer dripping, wrap the cheese in the cheesecloth or whatever you use to drain it and place it in a colander.
  • You may place a semi-heavy object on top of the cheesecloth to help the liquid drain the whey faster. Once the whey has drained off the end result will be a delicious, healthy, pro-biotic-filled cream cheese product.

Kefir Cream Cheese!

** Note: Do not toss the whey (liquid) there are millions of amazing digestive enzymes and live probiotics in it too. Transfer it to a glass bottle/jar and store in the fridge for later use. Plants and critters (people too!) love whey!

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Water Kefir

Ferment For The Gut

My morning routine takes less than 10 minutes a day…

INGREDIENTS

  • Sugar
  • 1 quart of Water
  • 1/4 Cup Water Grains

EQUIPMENT

  • 1/2 Gallon Glass Jar

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING WATER KEFIR

  1. 1/2 cup sugar into the jar.
  2.  1 cup of filtered hot water.
  3. Swirl to dissolve the sugar. (I use Turbinado.)
  4. Fill with room temperature or cool filtered water.
  5. Add 1/4 cup of water kefir grains to each quart of water. 
  6. Cover the jar and place in a warm spot to culture for 24-48 hours.
  7. After culturing is complete, prepare a new batch of water kefir, (steps 1-4 above)
  8. Separate kefir grains from the finished water kefir.
  9. Place kefir grains in the new batch of sugar water.
  10. The finished water kefir is now ready to consume, or store in the refrigerator.
  11. Water kefir can also be refermented with fruit, juice, or coconut water for a fantastically fruity, lightly carbonated beverage!

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Milk Kefir

 

Milk Kefir

Healthy, active milk kefir to purchase as a share or make your own homemade kefir!  Healthy tradition for your family! 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING MILK KEFIR

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    1. Transfer the active kefir grains into up to 4 cups of fresh milk.
    2. Cover with a cloth or paper napkin secured by a rubber band or a jar ring.
    3. Place in a warm spot, 68°-85°F, to culture.
    4. Culture until milk is slightly thickened and aroma is pleasantly tangy. This generally takes 24 hours but can take less time in warmer temperatures, so keep an eye on your grains.
    5. After the milk changes texture and culturing is complete, separate the kefir grains. 
    6. Place the kefir grains in a new batch of farm fresh milk.
    7. Store the finished kefir in the refrigerator.
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